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Many of us have, throughout the years, adopted a ‘grin and bear it’ attitude, choosing our love for stylish shoes over our desire to be comfortable. It’s a trait we aren’t necessarily proud of, and one that regularly has the men in our lives raising their eyebrows in disbelief.

Here are 5 ways to avoid pain when wearing heels:

1. Wear proper fitting heels – The number one mistake women make is probably buying a smaller size of shoe, just because they are fascinated by the style, cut or colour or even feel they can/would fit into it after weight loss. Your foot size changes over the years, even as much as one full size, especially after having kids.

2. Wear thicker heels for stability – Wearing a thicker heel will help by distributing the weight on the foot more evenly. Wedges are comfortable shoes and are usually comfortable on jeans

3. Wear open toed stilettos – Open toed shoes will help take the pressure off the inflamed area of the feet

4. Avoid thin soles, opting instead for a platform – Thin soles will almost always give you pain on the bottom of your foot. You want a thicker sole or a little bit of a platform, which will offset some of the pressure when you’re walking. A rubbery kind of material will absorb that pressure.

5. Always have Sandals, or slippers in your bag – Kick your shoes off throughout the day and stretch your ankles and toes; have sandals, flats or slippers in your bag as an alternative always.

A shirt dress is basically a longer version of a shirt, button-down usually, slightly oversized, long, that looks like a shirt but acts like a dress. One reason I especially like the shirt dress is that it serves from casual wear to office wear, depending on your style.

The pointers below show you how you can wear a shirt dress stylishly.
*Wear It Loose
Unlike your normal dresses, you can allow your shirt dresses to be loose because if it is the type that has buttons down the front, then they might pop if it is too tight. We don’t mean baggy loose, but just something that gives you enough air.

*Hemline Versus Heels
The general rule guiding this is that the longer the shirt, the lower the heels. A knee-length shirt dress worn with heels can look quite sophisticated, whereas a mini shirt dress worn with heels has the ability to look inappropriate.

*Cinch The Waist
Some shirt dresses can be shapeless and unflattering so how to keep this in check is to cinch your waist with a belt or fabric tie.

*Try It In Print
While a plain dress shirt works just fine, you may want to add a little bit more spice by rocking a print dress shirt. Make sure to accessorise in neutrals though.

*Accessorize
You can bolster your shirt dress with accessories as they help to add personality to your outfit.

 

If you’re a
size 14 or greater you must know the styling tricks that will help you look
leaner!

 

As far as we
are concerned here in Shaidy’s world, there is no perfect body. There is a
beautiful body for each person. So plus size ladies should not leave fashion statements
to the slender ladies alone.

 

 

Curves are
hot, and gets the “who is that chick”
attention even faster than other body Sizes.  It’s all about accenting your assets and
covering your “non- assets”( lets use that
word
). There is no excuse for a plus size lady not to look fab at this age.
There are so many stores including online stores that sell fitting cloths so
take advantage of them. . There are so many plus size ladies who work their
bodies and make them slender ladies drool you need to do is to make sure that
you look curvalicious, not frumpy 🙂 That means avoiding anything that makes
you look bulky and rather focus on smoothing out your lumps and bumps.

 

You don’t
have to hide them but if you want to look your best, you need to make sure your
proportions are balanced and that you’ve got the curves on all the right
places.

 

Here
are some Style tips as written by chic fashionista.

Your main
focus when buying women’s plus size clothing is to create a trimmer silhouette that makes the eye go up and down,
instead of side to side.

 

 

For this you
need to pay attention to what details you put on your body frame and how you
combine the colors of your outfit.

 

Compared to
petites you have more space to work with and you can handle bigger details,
however, it’s extremely important that you select details that are scaled to your body size. Because if you
for example put on a dainty necklace, you’ll emphasize your large proportions.

 

But on the
other hand, you can strategically put on a couple of extra necklace layers to
create a fuller look that complements your body scale.

Basically, I recommend you to base your
“plus size fashion mantra” on 3 basic golden strategies:

 

  • Ensure
    proper fit.
    I know how tempting it is to hide your body in layers and
    oversized clothes, but they’ll only make you look bigger! Great fit makes
    sure nothing looks lumpy. Lumpy is frumpy.

 

Your bra is
especially important – it has to fit to keep your bust up and eliminate
unevenness in your silhouette that will only distract the eye.

 

  • Get the
    body scale right.
    Scaling prints and accessories with
    your size makes sure you won’t look bigger in comparison.
  • Strategically
    work with prints, shapes and details
    to make the eye go up and
    down. Vertical details are your best friends.

 

Now let’s get the low-down on my plus size fashion advice to you – the basics
on how to dress your plus size body frame:

 

Dress Your Body Shape

 

 

The first
thing you need to do before shopping for womens plus clothing is to take a close look at the contours and
proportions of your body figure.

 

Plus size
isn’t a category by itself. There are both tall and short full figure women,
and each and one of them has a different body shape that requires different set
of styling and clothing strategies to look their best. For example, you might
have wider shoulders compared to your hips, while your girlfriend who is also a
plus size has wider hips than shoulders.
Well-Balanced Proportions Can Make You Look Trimmer

 

By knowing
what body shape you have, you’ll be able to decide where and how to correctly
place clothes and accessories, to create curves on the right places so that
you’ll make any prominent body part less obvious, but still keep your waist
defined to help you look trim. These balanced proportions equal a proportional hourglass body shape.
Basically, downplaying any prominent areas of your body
to achieve well-balanced body proportions, can help you look leaner and taller. Balanced outfit proportions de-emphasize and
conceal any prominent body part you may have. Ever thought about why many pear
shapes look shorter and “thicker” than they are? That’s because their
hips take the center-stage and make the eye go horizontally.

 

Do You Have
Short or Long Legs?

Also,
another key factor to dressing your full-figure size is your body frame’s vertical line; meaning, how long your upper
half is compared to your bottom half (torso versus hips and legs). You
might have longer or shorter legs than your upper body or vice versa, which
also requires a couple of outfit adjustments.

Despite that
image consultants are preaching about balanced body proportions, having long
legs is considered attractive – simply because it elongates your frame and can
trick people into thinking you’re taller and thinner. Short legs can make you
look stumpy. However, super-long legs and a super-short torso may throw off
your proportions.The most important thing is, let your best assets be confidence. Holla.

 

There is nothing as good as walking pass and someone
steps up to you to saying; I love the way you smell or I love your fragrance. A perfume can be a delicious whisper
that reminds people “I’m here”—or a booming shout that hollers
“Look! It’s me!” It can also be annoying if you spray and spay
and no one notices it. Well it’s probably because you are not using the right
fragrance or you are not spraying it well.
 However,
we will be dealing with spraying your perf at the right spot.
 The best places to apply perfume are your pulse points. These areas of your body are known to have a collection of veins and arteries, which can easily become warm, releasing scent as you go about your day.

The top
pulse points to apply your fragrance include:

-The areas just above your hipbones
-The back of your legs, just behind your knees
-Inside your elbows
-The nape of your neck
-The small of your back
-Your cleavage
-Your wrists
Areas that
aren’t so effective include applying anywhere on your clothing. Not only can
this stain your clothes, it may not release the same scent you enjoy on your
skin itself. While it’s also tempting to spray perfume onto your hair, only use
those that are specifically designated for hair. Otherwise, you may dry out
your tresses!
If you have
a perfume bottle with a spritzer, then just before getting dressed, spray the
perfume into the air in front of you at chest level, pause, and then walk
through it. This will give you an even, all-over scent.
While
fragrances are intended to last, it’s always possible they may not take you
from day to night. You may reapply your scent
after around 4 hours, but ask someone else to confirm that you need to. Because
the nose becomes accustomed to smells over time, you’ll probably think the
scent has worn off before it really has. Another trick to slip a small roll-on
version of your favorite scent into your purse. That way it can last. Have a
lovely weekend.